CBD has become all the rage in the last couple of years, and for good reason. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant and it’s been shown to have a long list of benefits, with the top ones being pain and anxiety relief. From oils to supplements, beauty products to pet treats—CBD is being added and infused in a ton of different products across several categories.
Aside from some of the quick facts we’ve mentioned, many people are still very unaware of what CBD actually is and what it can do, so we decided to put together a list of the 4 things you need to know.
1. CBD does not make you high.
Unlike the other popular cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (that’s a lot of letters—20 to be exact), more commonly known as THC, CBD does not cause a “high” or other temporary euphoric effects. We wanted to add that some of our #SamplerFam has tried and even consistently uses CBD products so we can definitely speak from experience! 🙂
2. CBD has so many great benefits.
Aside from the benefits we’ve mentioned (pain and anxiety relief), CBD has been shown to:
Reduce high blood pressure
Reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity
Reduce the risk of cancer
Help skin-related issues like acne and psoriasis
The list goes on and on but these are the top benefits we’ve seen across the board.
3. CBD is safe for pets.
If you’re a pet owner, you know that pets can also experience some of the issues that humans experience like stress, anxiety, nausea, and even more serious complications like seizures and cancer. More and more pet owners are giving organic CBD specifically derived from hemp to their dogs and cats to help with these issues. In fact, we read some pretty amazing testimonials from some pet owners here (warning: have a box of tissues ready).
4. There are different types of CBD products.
Currently, the most popular product is definitely CBD oil but there is actually an abundance of different CBD products you can buy right now:
Recently at Natural Products Expo West, we actually got to interview one of our favourite CBD brands, PlusCBD, who has also worked with Sampler. We chatted with their Stuart Tomc, their VP of Human Nutrition, and he gave us some awesome facts about CBD.
So there you have it—our quick roundup of CBD facts.
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